Bey exhibition on display at the Pittsburgh Glass Center

March 20, 2018

Sharif Bey, a 1998 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in art, is exhibiting his work, entitled "Sharif Bey: Dialogues in Clay and Glass," through May 6 at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

The exhibition includes large-scale clay necklace wall hangings and a series of necklace forms made of large glass beads. According to Bey, the art references notions of power, ornamentation and natural history associated with traditional African jewelry.

The PGC is a nonprofit, public access school, gallery and glass studio dedicated to teaching, creating and promoting glass art. Hours for Bey's exhibit are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Monday. Admission is free.

Bey, a Beltzhoover native and associate professor of art at Syracuse University, will also have his work featured in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum during the 2018 Renwick Invitational in November.